WSMV Anchor Bob Sellers: ‘I Lost My Job’

By Andrew Gauthier 


“I lost my job last Friday,” Bob Sellers announced in an editorial for The Huffington Post. The veteran anchor, who has worked for CNBC and Fox News, had been an evening co-anchor for Nashville’s WSMV.

“I sat across the desk from a boss who told me that management had decided to go another direction,” Sellers writes of his experience getting shown the door last week. “This was the same boss that a few months before had given me a glowing personnel review for the work I had done as the 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. anchor.”

Sellers joined WSMV after leaving D.C. Fox-affiliate WTTG in 2008. Beyond the anchor desk, Sellers has worked as an editorialist for various publications, including the Los Angeles Times, Gear magazine, and The Huffington Post. He recently wrote a book titled “Forbes Best Business Mistakes: How Today’s Top Business Leaders Turned Missteps into Success.”

“This is the American workplace, 2010,” he writes. “No loyalty, and a cavalier consideration for the life changing consequences of treating people and their livelihoods as mere pieces on a chess board.”